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Gender Mainstreaming for Professional and National Development: Ensuring Relevance, Intervening Holistically and Gaining Traction. A Perspective on Governance and Public Office. Gender Mainstreaming……….
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A Perspective on Governance and Public Office
Obstacles in their participation in politics due to
History of Politics in Ghana
Women have always been active however participated in the lower echelons on the political ladder. Doing the mundane but necessary jobs.
Leaving the upper echelons to be a boys club.
The data in the tables above were compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 30 September 2010. The percentages did not take into account the case of parliaments for which no data was available at that date.
The data in the tables below has been
This act was part of projecting the African Personality and raising the status of African Womanhood.
CPP abolished discriminatory provisions relating to women at the workplace work and introduced equal pay for equal work - a concept, which many countries including the most advanced were struggling to introduce
Prominent Women in Ghana
Concept of Group Consciousnesses
Does representation matter ?
YES , YES, YES
To quote Senior Programme Officer for ABANTU for Development, Hamida Harrison “Policies have different impact on women and men,” said. “If women are not there, they cannot say whether the policy is gender sensitive.” and thus if the policy is not sensitive to 51% of the populace then how successful will it be.
First woman to head the U.S National Institutes of Health
Advocated women’s health issues from the beginning of her tenure
Women less likely to contest for higher office
Reasons ; Usual suspects
Those who are more likely are those who work out of the home
Thus there is an increase in the number of women seeking assembly seats.
same education and occupation but different outlooks.
So we need to take into consideration our socialization. And work at it if we want to get anywhere
( increase in numbers with higher education, better paying jobs, ability to purchase child care)
Cracks in the glass ceiling
A Franciscan Benediction…